05 juillet 2013

An Italian fruitwood inlaid walnut bureau cabinet, Venetian, mid 18th century

An Italian fruitwood inlaid walnut bureau cabinet, Venetian, mid 18th century. Photo Sotheby's the upper section with a swan neck pediment centred by an urn finial flanked by identical urn finials on pedestals enclosing an engraved cartouche shaped mirror depicting an Antique figure in armour within a landscape above a pair of arched doors with later glass enclosing a fitted interior with seven niches and four drawers flanking a cupboard door enclosing a recess above two frieze drawers and a pair of... [Lire la suite]
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26 décembre 2011

Bureau cabinet orné de scènes chinoises. Probablement Augsbourg, vers 1700

Bureau cabinet orné de scènes chinoises. Probablement Augsbourg, vers 1700. Photo Beaussant Lefèvre (scènes de la vie de Palais, scènes de tortures, allégories etc.) et de rinceaux en marqueterie Boulle de laiton, étain et nacre sur fond d'écaille rouge. Partie supérieur en gradin ouvrant treize tiroirs, une niche et deux casiers à secrets. Partie médiane à façade abattante et plateau coulissant découvrant un casier et six petits tiroirs. Un tiroir en ceinture sur quatre pieds fuselés cannelés réunis par une tablette échancrée. .... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2009

A George I black-japanned and parcel-gilt bureau cabinet in the manner of John Belchier. circa 1725

A George I black-japanned and parcel-gilt bureau cabinet in the manner of John Belchier. circa 1725 the underside of the top section bearing a paper label with an 18th century inked inscription Long . . . . . Decoration extensively restored, later molding and underframing to base, feet later, fitted with later mirrors to the doors.  228.6 cm; 104.1 cm; 57.8 cm. Estimate 50,000—70,000 USD. Lot Sold 104,500 USD NOTE: This bureau cabinet bears similarities to the work of John Belchier, a cabinet-maker... [Lire la suite]
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28 novembre 2008

A red and gilt lacquered chinoiserie bureau cabinet, possibly Southern Italian or Iberian, circa 1730

A red and gilt lacquered chinoiserie bureau cabinet, possibly Southern Italian or Iberian, circa 1730 the upper section with a domed top, with seven baluster turned finials opening to reveal two later shelves, the back decorated with a seascape, each side and the inside of the doors with coats-of-arms within scrolling foliage and flowers, the lower section with a fall-front enclosing a fitted interior with four shaped drawers with scrolled mouldings flanking a cupboard door enclosing a recess and slides, the far right... [Lire la suite]